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Firm Profile

Houda Law Firm

Firm Profile

Dakar

  • Profile
  • 66 Boulevard de la Republique
  • Seydou Nourou Tall building, 1st floor
  • Dakar
  • Dakar
  • Senegal
  • 11 417

Firm profile submitted by Houda Law Firm

Managing Partner: Khaled Abou El Houda
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Wolof 


The firm was founded in 1977 in Dakar, Senegal and consists of a 22-person staff, half of which are specialised and highly-qualified lawyers and legal advisors working to assist clients, such as private companies, public entities, and individuals, with all of their legal needs in Senegal and WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union) member states. The firm represents, in a wide range of sectors, both local and foreign clients that include international corporations, investments funds, and credit brokers and aims to support them in all stages of their development in Africa.



Banking, Finance & Industry:

2 partners; 4 fee earners based in Dakar, Senegal
■ The firm specialises in debt recovery and financing contracts for banks in Senegal and the WAEMU subregion. In these procedures, the firm typically assists the bank, or client, in the redaction of l egal acts in the procedure as well as representation before the courts of Senegal or the OHADA (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa) region. Furthermore, the firm offers continuous legal counsel to banks through a range of matters.
■ Advising several banks on financing contracts from 2015-2017 for more than 200 billion FCFA.
■ Advising several important companies in Senegal (Ciments du Sahel, Canal+, SGBS, BICIS groupe BNP Paribas, BOA groupe BMCE, Banque Atlantique du Senegal groupe BCP, BOAD, Banque de Dakar, CBAO groupe Attijariwafa Bank, Crédit du Sénégal) (non-exhaustive) before tribunals and redacting all the required legal acts.
Contact: Khaled Abou El Houda
Tel: +221 77 634 12 34
Email: [email protected]

Mining, Oil & Gas:
2 partners; 4 fee earners based in Dakar, Senegal
■ Most of the firm’s work deals with the negotiation and redaction of conventions for mining concessions in Senegal and the WAEMU sub-region.
■ Representation of a North American mining group in the negotiation and redaction of documents for a gold mine concession in a mining district of Senegal. This legal work included labor law for the incoming personnel but also mining law in drafting the required documents for the set-up of the mine.
■ Representing several companies acting on oil and gas matters to provide them with legal assistance in Senegal.
Contact: Khaled Abou El Houda
Tel: +221 77 634 12 34
Email: [email protected]

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

2 partners; 4 fee earners based in Dakar, Senegal
■ In these procedures, the firm typically represents the client before the courts of Senegal or OHADA jurisdiction in arbitration. Furthermore, Khaled Abou El Houda is an arbitrator at the CCJA (Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa) and is able to represent clients before the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA in Ivory Coast as well as the Court of Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation in Dakar, Senegal.
■ Advising and representing international groups on litigation matters. This work included responsibility, rights violation, unfair competition, and recovery responsibility.
■ Representing 8 local Senegalese banks and 4 international banks and development agencies on matters pertaining to arbitration or judicial procedures.
Contact: Khaled Abou El Houda
Tel: +221 77 634 12 34
Email: [email protected]

Mergers & Acquisitions:
2 partners; 4 fee earners based in Dakar, Senegal
■ The firm assist its clients in the redaction of all legal documents and representation if required before the relevant courts and tribunals.
■ The firm counseled and assisted an important mining group in Senegal on the acquisition of majority shares in another Senegalese mining group. The firm acted in due diligence on the conformity of the target mining group.
Contact: Khaled Abou El Houda
Tel: +221 77 634 12 34
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 66 Boulevard de la Republique,
  • Dakar,
  • Senegal
  • Tel +221 33 821 47 22/35
  • Fax +221 33 821 45 43
  • Email : [email protected]